An intruder broke into a home in San Antonio, Texas, on Thursday night as a mother and her three children were inside. However, the mom had a gun and shot the intruder dead.
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What are the details?
The mother told police she was home with her three children when around 10 p.m. she heard someone break in to a back room of the house in the 600 block of Kashmuir Place, KTSA-TV reported.
Police said after the burglar made initial entry into the home's laundry room, he tried to break through the main door leading into the home, KABB-TV reported.
That's when the mom, who is in her 30s, grabbed her gun, KTSA said.
With that, she shot the man twice in the chest, KABB noted.
What happened to the intruder?
The man died in the ambulance that was taking him to a hospital, KTSA reported, adding that his name hasn’t been released, and police are continuing to investigate the shooting.
No other injuries were reported, KABB said.
Is the woman who fired the gun facing any charges?
KABB said the female homeowner isn't facing any charges due to the castle doctrine, which allows the use of force against another person who unlawfully and with force enters or attempts to enter your home, vehicle, or workplace.
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